The Town of Carrboro will host its annual music festival on Sept. 28 and 29, showcasing musical talent from within the Carrboro community and North Carolina as a whole. This is the 22nd year of the festival, and the festival organizers anticipate that it will be the best one yet.
The festival will kick off on Saturday with multiple acts at 2 p.m. in the Carrboro Town Commons, followed by a free show at the Cat’s Cradle at 8:30 p.m. The main event on Sunday will feature a variety of acts throughout the day to provide every attendee with something they’ll enjoy.
Glenn Jones, the music director for the festival, said he is ecstatic about the acts he chose to play this year. Jones, a dedicated musician who has played in past festivals, said he intensively pored over every band’s application to find the right acts for this year's festival.
“As music director, my main role was helping to look at the hundreds and hundreds of applications and trying to decide on the program,” Jones said. “I really feel like we came up with a deep and diverse pool this year, maybe one of the strongest ever.”
Jones said some of the acts that will be playing at the festival include indie rock, acoustic singer-songwriters, jazz, Latin dance, Indian music and several ukulele ensembles. There will also be a dedicated hip-hop stage in the Cat’s Cradle back room for the entirety of Sunday.